Hyundai Tucson roof rack tent

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The Hyundai Tucson is a great vehicle for the city, but also for trips off the beaten track. The Hyundai Tucson offers enough interior space to take your whole family with you. When you own the Tucson, you don’t need a heavy camping trailer or even an expensive RV to have a great camping trip. Likewise, with the Tucson, you no longer need to sleep in an uncomfortable ground ten when you plan to go camping again.

The Hyundai Tucson offers the ideal basis for a rooftop tent. A rooftop tent has many advantages over conventional camping accommodation. The rooftop tent can be set up and taken down very quickly. So you are very mobile and can sleep at a new camp ground every night if you want. Likewise, you don’t have to pull a heavy camping trailer behind your vehicle and can also reach campgrounds that you would otherwise never be able to reach.

A rooftop tent also offers the great advantage that you sleep at a certain height above the ground. So you are safe from small and large animals. You are also safe from water or rain which can form and collect on the ground. You are also safe from the cold that seeps out of the ground into a ground tent at night.

All you need to mount a rooftop tent on the vehicle roof of the Hyundai Tucson are the appropriate roof crossbars. The roof crossbars are mounted on the factory roof rails of the Hyundai Tucson. This creates a stable platform to attach the rooftop tent. The rooftop tent is then attached to four mounting spots on the crossbars. In this way, the roof tent is securely and stably connected to the vehicle. Some rooftop tents are also attached directly to the roof rails of the vehicle, this always depends on the particular rooftop tent model.

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Further down on this page, you will also find an overview of the most popular rooftop tents for the Hyundai Tucson.

The Hyundai Tucson offers enough space on the vehicle roof to mount a large six-person rooftop tent. So you and your whole family can spend a great night on the roof of your vehicle.

You also have the choice between hard-shell or soft-shell rooftop tents. Hard-shell rooftop tents are usually easier and quicker to set up. However, hard-shell rooftop tents usually offer less interior space and fewer features than a soft-shell rooftop tents. There are also rooftop tents that have an awning (annex). So you have a practical extra space that can protect you from wind and cold.

If you are looking for more information about rooftop tents and camping, you will find many more informative and helpful articles on this website!

The weight of the rooftop tent and the people staying in the rooftop tent is safely transferred and distributed to the vehicle body via the roof rails. Your vehicle will not be damaged, even if up to six people are in the rooftop tent.

The registered permissible roof load of the Hyundai Tucson is relatively low, but this always refers to the vehicle in motion. This is only important if you are transporting a roof box or other loads on the vehicle roof.

However, as soon as the vehicle is stationary, the permitted roof load of the Hyundai Tucson increases many times over. It is therefore completely safe to mount a large rooftop tent on the vehicle roof and stay or sleep in the rooftop tent with up to six adults.

However, you must bear in mind that installing a rooftop tent increases the fuel consumption of your vehicle and thus reduces the maximum range. The driving dynamics can also deteriorate. The mounted rooftop tent has a negative impact on the vehicle’s center of gravity. You should always drive very carefully with a mounted rooftop tent and think about the increased fuel consumption.

You will find many other interesting articles on the subject of rooftop tents on this website. Just look around!

Here are the biggest pluses of a roof rack tent:

  1. Roof rack tents are easy to setup.
  2. Roof rack tents are very cozy.
  3. Roof rack tents last a long time.
  4. Roof rack tents can be taken along when changing vehicles.
  5. Roof rack tents will become more and more popular in the years to come.
  6. Roof rack tents turn your vehicle into a fully-fledged camping vehicle.
  7. Roof Rack Tents are easy to clean and maintain.
  8. Roof rack tents keep the cold off the floor at night.
  9. Roof Rack Tents can easily be stowed in your garage or basement when you don’t need them.
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Here we have listed the best roof top tents to make it easier for you to make the right purchase decision.

Thule Tepui Explorer Ayer 2 Rooftop Tent

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  • Can accommodate up to two people
  • Constructed from coated 600 denier and a 260g poly-cotton blend made to withstand the elements of any season
  • Tent fabric is UV resistant and withstands the elements of any season
  • Mesh panels offer plenty of ventilation and open for more airflow
  • Four, large internal pockets for storing gear and camping accessories
  • Includes a high-density foam mattress for added comfort

Smittybilt Overlander Tent

  • Standard size tent (sleeps 2-3) with high-density 92″ x 55″ foam double/full mattress and 661 lb. max load
  • 600D heavy-duty waterproof top and rain fly; sunroof; side windows with mosquito netting; anodized aluminum tent frame poles; telescopic ladder; interior LED strips and many more features
  • Easy to set up and take down; heavy duty PVC cover keeps tent dry and free from UV rays when not in use
  • Smittybilt Tent Annex (sold separately #2788) with removeable floor can be attached with heavy duty zippers for privacy
  • Tent also available in Size XL (sleeps 3-4 #2773). Ladder extension also available (#2785).Ladder capacity:265 lbs
  • Mounting brackets included

Thule Tepui Low-Pro Rooftop Tent

  • Can accommodate up to two people
  • Ultra low profile design folds down to 7″ / 18 cm for better aerodynamics and vehicle fit
  • Tent base is constructed of thermoplastic materials that are both durable and 100% recyclable
  • Dome canopy is lightweight while still providing all-season protection
  • Patented ZipperGimp easily attaches the canopy to the base of the tent

Thule Tepui Autana Rooftop Tent with Annex

  • Can accommodate up to three people
  • Includes an extended private canopy entrance with removable annex
  • Diamond plate base for added protection and durability
  • Constructed from high-quality 360g stitched fabric
  • Includes an anti-condensation mat to keep moisture from building up under the mattress

Thule Tepui Autana Rooftop Tent with Annex

  • Can accommodate up to four people
  • Includes an extended private canopy entrance with removable annex
  • Constructed from coated 600 denier and a 260g poly-cotton blend made to withstand the elements of any season
  • Tent fabric is UV resistant and withstands the elements of any season
  • Mesh panels offer plenty of ventilation and open for more airflow
  • Four, large internal pockets for storing gear and camping accessories
  • Includes a high-density foam mattress for added comfort
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TMB Beige Pop Up Roof Overlanding Tent

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  • Fits most vehicles equipped with cross bars and roof rails, make your camping and overlanding adventures more comfortable and convenient
  • 6-Month Warranty against Manufacturer defects
  • Closes via snap straps, bungee net roof storage with side pouches, inner and outer zippers for easy closure
  • Easy to open with shock assisted arms, stays securely open once fully extended, memory foam mattress pre-installed
  • Includes: Ladder, extra storage bag, Closed Dimensions: 84″ x 49″ x 13″

Is it difficult to install a roof rack tent?

No! On the contrary, with most models you only have to screw the underside of the tent floor to the roof rack of your vehicle. The best way to do this is with two people, as the roof rack tent is relatively heavy. After you have tightened all the screws properly, you can put full load on the tent.

Is it difficult to clean the tent?

No, you can easily clean the outside of the tent with water and a little detergent. The inside of the tent is also best cleaned with soap and water. Make sure that the inside of the tent is completely dry before you fold it up and store it. Otherwise it could happen that mold could form in the tent due to the high humidity.

How many people can sleep on the roof of the car in the tent?

It all depends on the size of the tent. You can also sleep with three people in a two-person tent. The weight does not play such a big role here, as the tent is not supported on the roof of the car, but on the supporting pillars (A-pillar & C-pillar) of the car or truck. This means that the weight is always evenly distributed over the entire vehicle.

Everything there for assembly?

The Roof Rack Tents are mounted on the Roof Rack Crossbar of your car. You need these brackets for your car roof. If you don't have a roof retention system yet, you can find one with us! Just click HERE.

Since I got a roof rack tent, I have been out in nature a lot more and go camping very often. It's just great to be able to pitch your tent so easily and anywhere!

Tom W. Happy Customer
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I sold my RV and bought a jeep with a roof rack tent mounted on it. That was the best decision i ever made. I can pitch my tent anywhere in the desert with my jeep and spend the night there. I would never have come to these places with my RV.

Mark S. Happy Customer

My friend and I bought a roof tent for our car and now drive it almost every weekend into the wilderness and pitch our tent where it suits us. We're just excited about our new roof rack tent and never want to go camping without a roof tent again.

Samanta K. Happy Customer

 

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